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Tuesday Night Random Live Thread:Pizza Edition

Well I have requested some ideas for these posts and I have received a couple of emails. Tonight's subject is based on a suggestion from our very own Griffin aka Ohiofinfan4life or as most know him as just "Ohio". Tonight's question is simple, what is your favorite pizza and or pizza topping's? I am not really asking about favorite location as there are literally thousands around the country and the best are usually the mom and pop joints around the corner in the local strip center. Besides IMO you area always better off buying from the little guy and buying local whenever possible.

As usual this is a live thread so any subject out side of politics and religion are on the table but please keep things as close to PG as possible.

So tell us, what is your pizza of choice?


  • Pepperoni is American's favorite topping, with over 36 percent of all orders featuring this meat topping.
  • Although there is no exact record of the first time pepperoni was used on a pizza, it became popular between 1930 and 1950.
  • About 252 million pounds of pepperoni are consumed on pizzas each year.
  • When asked to choose from a list of common pizza toppings, anchovies are always ranked last as people's favorites.
  • Manufacturers' sales of pizza is almost $32 billion each year.
  • The U.S. per capita consumption of mozzarella cheese is almost 11 pounds.
  • Meat is found on about 62 percent of all pizzas consumed.
  • Women are twice as likely as men to order a vegetarian pizza.
  • In the U.S., there are about 350 slices of pizza eaten each second.
  • There are almost 70,000 pizzerias in the United States. Independent pizza chains make up 65 percent of that total.
  • Pizzerias comprise almost eight percent of all U.S. restaurants.
  • Per capita, Iowa has the most pizza stores per person, with 4.13 per 10,000 residents. Mississippi has the lowest, with only 2.41 per 10,000 people.
  • Americans eat an average of 46 slices of pizza a year.
  • There are about 3 billion pizzas sold each year in the U.S. and over 5 billion pizzas sold worldwide each year.
  • When asked, most kids between the ages of 3 to 11 will list pizza as their favorite food.
  • Pizza Hut is the largest seller of pizzas in the world. They have more than 12,000 restaurants and delivery locations worldwide. In the United States, they hold 17 percent of the pizza sales market.
  • Domino's Pizza delivers the most pizzas in the world.
  • In the United States, 83 percent of pizzerias offer delivery and 91 percent offer take-out.
  • Among independent pizza operations, 61 percent serve alcohol.
  • Sixty-one percent of the American population prefers regular thin crust pizza. Eleven percent choose extra thin.
  • Thick crust and deep dish pizza are tied for the second most popular type of pizza preferred, with 14% for each.
  • More pizza is consumed during Super Bowl week than any other week of the year.
  • Pizza is the number two item in food service, after hamburgers.
  • Pizza is the number two item in take-out food, after chicken.
  • More pizza is consumed during Super Bowl week than any other week of the year.
  • Unrelated song from the great Steve Earle
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